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Politics & Global Markets

Politics & Global Markets

The geopolitical landscape is always shifting, but events of late – from Brexit to Trump – highlight even more the importance of understanding how the spheres of politics, policy and markets interact.  Get the latest views from our global team of experts on the geopolitical, economic and investment repercussions.

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Reaction to UK Election Shock

Reaction to UK Election Shock

Future of UK–EU relations now up for grabs after PM loses majority for negotiating Brexit.

Macron Win Stems European Populism Tide

Macron Win Stems European Populism Tide

A solid victory signals lower political risk across developed markets and is likely to support the rally in European markets building up to this outcome.

Domestic Policy Choices Matter

Domestic Policy Choices Matter

Brexit, Trump and Eurozone populism have a common thread in anti-globalization. But experience differs by country, resulting in different policy responses.

Weighing the Trump Effects

Weighing the Trump Effects

SSGA experts assess the macroeconomic, market, investment, public policy and regulatory implications of President Trump’s change agenda.

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

Have markets priced in the protectionist risks of “America First”? The implications for investors of trade skirmishes with China and Mexico.

Has European Political Risk Been Priced In?

Has European Political Risk Been Priced In?

Ahead of key French elections, our investment experts look at how investors might shield themselves from ballot box shocks.

Can Globalization Be Saved?

Can Globalization Be Saved?

Populist rhetoric has driven a backlash against globalization. We examine how open market benefits can be preserved while promoting more inclusive growth.

Europe: Key Elections Ahead

Europe: Key Elections Ahead

Elections from March to September 2017 will gauge the strength of populist sentiment with implications for markets and the EU’s future.

Trump Tax Cut

Trump Tax Cut

Details are vague, but a massive deficit-financed fiscal stimulus if enacted.

Brexit Barometer

Protecting Against Volatility

The Brexit vote illustrates how events can disrupt market sentiment. We outline key ways to help limit the potential impact of volatility on portfolios.

The Brexit Trilemma

An agreement between the EU and UK will take time and what is possible will not meet the objectives of all sides.